Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for a More Beautiful You!
Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for a More Beautiful You!
Imagine if you could roll back the aging process with every New Year!
This coming New Year, you can do just that if you resolve to dedicate 2021 to self-care and healthy lifestyle habits that will melt away stress, revitalize your appearance, and decidedly help you get your groove back!
Dr. Olga Bachilo, noted board-certified plastic surgeon and specialist in aesthetic procedures of the face and body at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, has these 10 recommendations for those who want to turn back the hands of time and enjoy more vitality and energy, while also enjoying a more youthful appearance. Make these your New Year’s resolutions and watch how your whole life improves thanks to simple acts and habits that help you to love yourself more and more each day.
1. Get More Sleep
Americans are notoriously overworked, rushed, stressed out, and sleep-deprived – a dangerous combination that can rapidly affect the aging process and take a devastating toll on both your energy levels and your appearance. Sleep deprivation not only has adverse long-term effects on your mental health, making you irritable and contributing to depression; it also increases your risk of dangerous conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, kidney disease, obesity, and stroke. A study published in Clinical and Experimental Dermatology found that individuals who slept seven to nine hours nightly had healthier and more moisturized skin with increased capacity to protect and heal itself from exposure to harmful UV rays when compared to people who slept five hours or less. A good night’s sleep gives your body the opportunity to heal and repair your organs and release your mind from daily stress. While you may have fallen into the habit of staying up late staring into a screen, it’s not so difficult to begin a new habit in the New Year that will help you get a better night of sleep. Set a bedtime alarm, and one hour before bedtime set an alarm to shut off all electronics. These simple adjustments can produce a world of difference in how you wake up each morning and how much energy you have throughout the day. You will also enjoy looking younger and more refreshed!
2. Get More Exercise
Whether it’s signing up for a weekly online Yoga class, joining a gym, riding your bicycle to work, or committing to taking one-hour walks daily, set reminders on your phone to make sure you get your exercise time in. You can also set reminders while at work to get up and stretch at least once every 45 minutes. It helps to reward yourself by treating yourself to a little perk once you complete certain milestones, such as when you complete your first month at the gym. A perk could be buying yourself a little gift, settling in with a good movie, or treating yourself to a facial or beauty treatment. Just make sure your perks don’t include high-calorie snacks, or you’ll be defeating the purpose of your resolution.
3. Drink More Water
This can be as simple as carrying a water bottle with you whenever you’re on the go, and setting occasional reminders on your phone to take a break and drink water. Your skin, and your entire body, will thank you for this by revealing a healthier appearance and a renewed spring in your step.
4. Eat Healthier
You can get creative with this if you’re a talented cook, or you can simplify the process for yourself by signing up for a healthy meal delivery service that makes the hard choices for you. Stick to lean meats and proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and natural juices and avoid sugary sweets, refined carbohydrates and junk food. A healthier diet will mean a healthier you – and more energy as well as a more youthful appearance.
5. Clear the Way for Healthier Skin
As you make way for a new year of activities, experiences and opportunities, it’s a great time for an “out with the old, in with the new” laser skin resurfacing treatment, IPL Photofacial, HydraFacial, microdermabrasion, or facial peel to clear away scars, age spots, surface debris, and dead skin cells while increasing collagen production and exposing fresh new skin. It’s also a great time to get rid of old tattoos, banish unwanted hair, and eliminate those nagging stretch marks. Face the new year with a fresh new layer of plump, healthy skin cells, and look and feel your best as you spring into 2021!
6. Erase Lines and Wrinkles
Dr. Bachilo provides an array of treatments at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa to give your skin a new lease on life, including plastic surgery and/or non-surgical skin tightening, skin resurfacing treatments, microneedling with RF therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, fat transfer injections, and/or Sculptra injections to achieve a “liquid facelift.” Dr. Bachilo will assess your condition and recommend the most suitable treatments for your skin type to help you meet your aesthetic goals. You may also combine treatments with dermal injections such as Botox, Juvederm, or Restylane, to give your skin a smoother and more supple texture and diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Starting a new year is also a great time to indulge your skin with new, professional therapeutic-grade skin care products such as DefenAge that care for your skin far better than over the counter products.
7. Give Yourself a Lift
If sagging skin on your face, neck, décolleté, arms, or thighs is detracting from your overall appearance, consider skin tightening treatments such as BTL Exilis, Venus Legacy, CoolSculpting, ThermiTight, Ultherapy, or surgical procedures to lift and firm sagging skin and reshape areas of the face and body where gravity has taken its toll. Whether it’s your eyebrows, neck, breasts or butt that needs a lift, nothing will make you feel more rejuvenated than enjoying firmer, tighter skin and a more toned and youthful appearance.
8. Kiss Your Muffin Top Goodbye
If you’ve been working to keep a slim figure, but exercise and diet aren’t taking care of those stubborn bumps in your body contour, such as love handles, muffin top, and bra bulges, consider a body contouring procedure such as CoolSculpting, or liposuction. If you’d like to transfer the fat from your muffin top to your breasts, fat transfer injections may be the ideal solution to achieve two improvements at once! If you want to thoroughly rejuvenate your waist and belly, maybe it’s time for a tummy tuck. Regardless of how you do it, tightening and re-sculpting your midsection will take years off your overall appearance and help all your clothes fit better in the new year!
9. Renew Your Smile
Your smile is the most important tool you have at your disposal when making a first impression. Not only should you schedule an appointment with your dentist or orthodontist to make sure your teeth are straight and gleaming white as you begin the new year, but you should also consider enhancing your lips to better frame those pearly whites. Whether you opt for dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane, or for lip implants to provide a more permanent enhancement, restoring lost volume and definition to thin, brittle lips and diminishing the appearance of smoker’s lines around the lip line will boost the power of your smile and rejuvenate your entire face.
10. Give Your Sex Life a Boost
Who wouldn’t benefit from a little pick-me-up in the bedroom? Whether you’re male or female, Dr. Bachilo can offer specialized treatments to enhance your intimate experiences and help you recover a more youthful enjoyment of sex and relationships with a variety of simple treatments. From vaginal rejuvenation to treatments for erectile dysfunction, and vital vitamin injections that energize the libido and enhance sexual response, your sex life could become better in 2021. And who wouldn’t want that?
If you’d like to learn more about how you can rejuvenate your face and body in 2021, contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Houston, and inquire about our special treatment packages for residents and visitors in the greater Houston area, Katy, Sugar Land, and neighboring communities in Texas. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Bachilo today and start your journey to a new you in the new year!